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Library Director Salary

With just below two-thirds of Library Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Library Directors is $59K annually and can range from $27K on the lower end to $94K per year near the higher end. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women account for the majority of Library Directors who took the survey — 82 percent to be exact. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,539 - $95,560
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$32K
$59K
$96K
MEDIAN: $58,501
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$9.63 - $29.30
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$29
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$31,539 - $95,560  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,033  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,827 - $93,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 405
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.63 - $29.30  
   
Overtime
$1.02 - $22.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,033  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,827 - $93,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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Job Description for Library Director

A library director oversees all operations at a library. They direct staff - helping ensure that they are efficient and courteous at all times - and make sure that the library is running in an organized manner according to established rules and that books and other library items are organized neatly and efficiently. The library director may be in charge of the hiring of librarians, volunteers, and other staff, as well as carrying out disciplinary action as needed.

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Library Director Tasks

  • Promote library services and resources, and ensure library policies and procedures are followed.
  • Oversee library operations including planning, budgeting and staffing.
  • Direct the library services program, and participates in formulating long range goals and objectives.
  • Stay abreast of technology in order to work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.

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Popular Skills for Library Director


Library Directors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Operations Management, Budget Management, and Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 15 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Cataloging. Those familiar with Budget Management also tend to know Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Library Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Library Directors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $37K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $49K. Library Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. Library Directors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $66K on average.

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Experience Affects Library Director Salaries



National Average
$54,000



Skills That Affect Library Director Salaries

People Management
up arrow 15%




National Average
$54,000

Online Research
up arrow 1%

Cataloging
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 18%
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